Document Detail

What is the purpose of HIV antibody testing?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2683117     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Considerable attention, both in the scientific literature and in the popular media, has focused recently on the accuracy of tests for HIV antibodies. Many have pointed to the dangers of falsely identifying persons as being infected, and they have stressed that the predictive power of a positive test result may be small in populations with a low prevalence of HIV infection. The purpose of this paper is to argue that the current testing/counseling protocols, which are designed to increase specificity at the expense of sensitivity, are inappropriate in high-prevalence groups.
J Trussell
Related Documents :
20966557 - Evaluation of calypte aware hiv-1/2 omt antibody test as a screening test in an indian ...
12461607 - Weather and emotional state: a search for associations between weather and calls to tel...
11081107 - Evaluation of a rapid test for hiv antibodies in saliva and blood.
20855637 - Ensuring the quality of hiv rapid testing in resource-poor countries using a systematic...
17179537 - Genetic correlations between performance traits and radiographic findings in the limbs ...
9710827 - Use of a cast flexible plate as a hinge substitute in a hinge-lock design removable par...
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Social biology     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0037-766X     ISO Abbreviation:  Soc Biol     Publication Date:    1989 Spring-Summer
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-12-12     Completed Date:  1989-12-12     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0205621     Medline TA:  Soc Biol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  102-9     Citation Subset:  IM; X    
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
AIDS Serodiagnosis / standards*
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome / diagnosis*,  epidemiology,  prevention & control
Mass Screening / standards*
Predictive Value of Tests
Sensitivity and Specificity

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Imaging of meniscal cyst of the knee in three cases.
Next Document:  Asbestos hazards in the city of Rome, Italy.